Tobacco

Protect the Moment

When you open your humidor with Boveda inside, you can be sure your premium cigars are precisely protected. The global leader in 2-way humidity control, protects your cigar’s oils and sugars, ensuring maximum enjoyment every time.

When you open your humidor with Boveda inside, you can be sure your premium cigars are precisely protected. The global leader in 2-way humidity control, protects your cigar’s oils and sugars, ensuring maximum enjoyment every time.

Benefits of Boveda

Ease of use

No more hassle (or mess) of using distilled water, gels or beads. Enjoy maintenance-free cigar care with Boveda. Simply place Boveda in your humidor and close the lid, it’s that easy.

Protects sugars and oils

Fluctuating humidity levels cause cigars to lose essential oils and flavors. Preserve the craft of cigar makers who expertly blend tobaccos and perfectly balance the filler, binder and wrapper.

Stability

Boveda precise humidity control automatically restores and maintains humidity in any type of cigar storage—desktop humidors, cabinet humidors, travel humidors, wineadors, coolerdors and tupperdors.

Gaining confidence

You’ll experience a whole new level of smoke with Boveda-protected cigars. Boveda’s patented formula uses all natural salt and water to ensure an exact Relative Humidity (RH). Choose from four different RH (65%, 69%, 72% and 75%).

Are You Using the Right Boveda?

WHAT TYPE OF HUMIDOR
DO YOU HAVE?

Airtight Humidors

Whether you store cigars in a bag, tupperador or wineador, Boveda has the right relative humidity control for you.

Wood Humidors

From 25-cigar wood desktop boxes to large cabinets, find the right Boveda for your wood humidor.

Wineador Cigar Coolers

Your passion for cigars is commendable, protect your investment with the right Boveda.

BOVEDA’S PROMISE

Your cigars are compromised if left unprotected for any amount of time in storage, transportation or retail. Every time you use Boveda’s precise 2-way humidity control, we guarantee your cigar and its tobacco oils and sugars will be protected with our patented, easy-to-use, all-natural solution.

Simply place Boveda in your humidor or container and close the lid—it’s that easy. Experience a premium smoke, every single time.

Boveda vs Others

Boveda
vs

Crystals
Absorbs excess humidity if needed
Boveda
Crystals
Adds or removes moisture based on temp
Boveda
Crystals
Available in multiple RH levels
Boveda
Crystals
Won’t over humidify, preventing mold
Boveda
Crystals
No maintenance or refilling
Boveda
Crystals
No activation required
Boveda
Crystals
Direct contact won’t damage cigars
Boveda
Crystals
Emits purified water vapor
Boveda
Crystals
Used in top cigar maker’s factory boxes
Boveda
Crystals
Gels
Absorbs excess humidity if needed
Boveda
Gels
Adds or removes moisture based on temp
Boveda
Gels
Available in multiple RH levels
Boveda
Gels
Won’t over humidify, preventing mold
Boveda
Gels
No maintenance or refilling
Boveda
Gels
No activation required
Boveda
Gels
Direct contact won’t damage cigars
Boveda
Gels
Emits purified water vapor
Boveda
Gels
Used in top cigar maker’s factory boxes
Boveda
Gels
Beads
Absorbs excess humidity if needed
Boveda
Beads
Adds or removes moisture based on temp
Boveda
Beads
Available in multiple RH levels
Boveda
Beads
Won’t over humidify, preventing mold
Boveda
Beads
No maintenance or refilling
Boveda
Beads
No activation required
Boveda
Beads
Direct contact won’t damage cigars
Boveda
Beads
Emits purified water vapor
Boveda
Beads
Used in top cigar maker’s factory boxes
Boveda
Beads
Foam & Sponges
Absorbs excess humidity if needed
Boveda
Foam & Sponges
Adds or removes moisture based on temp
Boveda
Foam & Sponges
Available in multiple RH levels
Boveda
Foam & Sponges
Won’t over humidify, preventing mold
Boveda
Foam & Sponges
No maintenance or refilling
Boveda
Foam & Sponges
No activation required
Boveda
Foam & Sponges
Direct contact won’t damage cigars
Boveda
Foam & Sponges
Emits purified water vapor
Boveda
Foam & Sponges
Used in top cigar maker’s factory boxes
Boveda
Foam & Sponges
Boveda
Points to Consider
Boveda
Crystals
Gels
Beads
Foam & Sponges
Absorbs excess humidity if needed
Adds or removes moisture based on temp
Available in multiple RH levels
Won’t over humidify, preventing mold
No maintenance or refilling
No activation required
Direct contact won’t damage cigars
Emits purified water vapor
Used in top cigar maker’s factory boxes

Boveda Butler

Keep a watchful eye on your cigars without lifting the lid of your humidor. The Boveda Butler monitors your humidor and its prized contents and then sends humidity, temperature and impact alerts directly to the Boveda app on your smartphone.

Tobacco Accessories

Looking for an airtight humidor? Taking cigars on the golf course? Wondering what to do with overflow cigars? Explore Boveda’s full line of accessories for storing cigars, seasoning a wood humidor, traveling with cigars, calibrating a hygrometer and more.

Tobacco FAQs

All Tobacco FAQs
What do I need to know to protect my premium cigars?
We’ve consolidated some of the basics for protecting your cigars in this video complication – #AskBoveda Tobacco 101
What Boveda RH do I need for tobacco?
    Watch this video to further understand what RH level is right for your humidor.     All Boveda are accurate to +/- 1% of the RH printed on the pack in an airtight environment. Because cigar humidor quality and surrounding environment vary, the actual RH of your humidor will stabilize at up to 5% lower than the Boveda RH you’re using. But that’s fine—relative humidity for cigars can range from 60%-72% depending on your cigar inventory. 65% – For Cuban cigars because Cuban cigars tend to mold at a higher RH level. We recommend this RH for long-term storage of oily tobacco commonly found in Puro cigars from one territory. 69% – For airtight humidors, including but not exclusively for Boveda humidor bags, Boveda acrylic humidors, polymer travel humidors. Also best for high-end humidors, including but not exclusively Elie Bleu and Daniel Marshall. 72% – For most wood humidors. Since wood humidors exchange moisture, it’s not uncommon to see a decrease of 2–5%RH. The 72% accommodates and even compensates for the moisture loss allowing the humidor to maintain a sought-after high 60s RH level. 75% – For drafty humidors and extreme environments, the 75% accommodates a high amount of moisture loss allowing the humidor to maintain a high 60s RH level. Also recommended for humidors housed at high altitudes and in desert-like conditions. 84% – ONLY for seasoning a wood humidor WITHOUT cigars in it. This formula is specifically designed to provide moisture directly to the cellular structure of the wood humidor during the seasoning process. Once you’ve seasoned with Boveda, your humidor is primed for your most treasured cigars.  
Can Boveda directly touch my cigars and tobacco?
Sure, Boveda can 100% come in contact with cigars. Boveda is FDA approved and food safe. Since Boveda is made from only natural salts and water, it won’t change the taste of your cigars. But Boveda will enhance those flavors as it protects the oils and sugars in the tobacco. So feel free to slip Boveda in, among and on top of your cigars. If you like to keep your cigar storage tidy, check out the Boveda holders in Tobacco Accessories. You can  attach them to the lid, shelves or sides of a humidor to suspend your Boveda up and out of your way.
How do I season a humidor with Boveda?
Before you add cigars to it, every wooden humidor needs to be seasoned to:
  • Prevent the wood from robbing your cigar’s essential moisture. (Seasoning raises the wood’s moisture level so it’ll be in equilibrium with your cigars.) 
  • Create a better seal for the lid, which keeps moisture from escaping.
How many Boveda to use:
  • Use (1) Boveda Size 60 for every 25 TOTAL cigars your humidor can hold. Example: For a 100-cigar capacity humidor, use four (4) Size 60 Boveda at once.
How to season a wooden cigar humidor with Boveda:  
  1. Remove your cigars from your humidor and move them into a closed Tupperware® container, cooler or a Humidor Bag with 69% Boveda.
  2. Place the 84% Boveda seasoning pack(s) inside your empty wooden humidor.
  3. Close the lid and don’t open the humidor for 14 days—no matter what your hygrometer readings are. (The wait is worth it. Trust us.)
  4. After 14 days, open your humidor, remove the Boveda seasoning pack(s) and discard them—they aren’t reusable.  
  5. Move your cigars into your well-seasoned humidor and add new Boveda packs in your desired RH—65%, 69%, 72% or 75%. (include RH infographic here?)
How often to season a wooden humidor:
  • If you live in a dry climate or experience seasonal dryness, we recommend re-seasoning a wooden humidor one to two times a year. 
Can I use Boveda with other humidification devices?
No. Boveda works best alone. If you were to use a wet sponge, crystals, gels or beads along with Boveda, the Boveda would switch its focus from protecting your cigars to absorbing the high humidity of those unnecessary humidification devices. This would result in great sponges, but ruined cigars. Now that you’re using Boveda in your humidor, you can toss away those other devices. They were merely humidifying your humidor, not providing precise 2-way humidity control. Remember, Boveda ADDS AND ABSORBS water vapor—whatever’s needed in your humidor. And when you use Boveda, you don’t have to add anything. Just slip it in your humidor and Boveda gets to work. That time you devoted to rewetting sponges, can now be allocated to smoking another cigar!